A FRAGMENT OF A TURKISH TALE
The Giaour* was published in 1813, and is the first of Byron's Oriental Tales. This story, although very fragmented, deals with the punishment of a female's infidelity.
It was a Turkish custom in that era, when a woman was unfaithful, to be sewed in a sack and cast into the sea. When Byron was in Athens, he had rescued a woman destined for that fate.
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Giaour ( noun --- Islamic --- a non-believer, an infidel --- "jour" rhymes with power )